THOMASTON — Watts Hall Community Players will present an encore one man show by actor John Burstein in the production of “Darrow” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. The show will take place at Watts Hall, at 174 Main Street, in Thomaston.
The play by David Rintels portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs. Burstein brings to life his many sensational and often controversial trials. Perhaps Darrow’s most famous case was the Scopes “Monkey” trial, which inspired the movie Inherit the Wind starring Spencer Tracy, according to Watts Community Players, in a news release.
Darrow often worked pro bono because his founding principal and life’s goal was to be of service. And being of service is the key component underlying John Burstein’s work as well. For a span of over four decades, Burstein’s work as an actor, writer and producer has consistently interwoven theater with education and fundraising support for charitable organizations. As he says, “While my contribution may be minuscule in the grand scheme of things, my personal goal is to leave this world a better place for my having passed through.”
Burstein’s return performance of “Darrow” will be benefit four community organizations: Meals-On-Wheels, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Restorative Justice, and the Knox Clinic.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at Tinyurl.com/Darrow-show.